AAP and Kashmir

Arvind Kejriwal is the new hero on political front and the man has made a remarkable comeback despite being targeted by the opposition parties for running away from responsibilities, after his earlier stint of 49 days as Chief Minister.
AAP and Kashmir
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Arvind Kejriwal is the new hero on political front and the man has made a remarkable comeback despite being targeted by the opposition parties for running away from responsibilities, after his earlier stint of 49 days as Chief Minister.

The Aam Admi Party led by Mr Kejriwal swept the recently Assembly elections in Delhi and the people gave them a mandate that is a dream of every political party. Even the exit polls could not predict such a remarkable victory and everyone was shocked by the confidence shown by the Delhities in Arvind kejrewal and AAP.  

The reason behind such a rare victory in politics is the result of hard work put by the leaders, unsung heroes and members of the party. Behind the success of AAP is the dedication of a man who didn't lose his heart after tasting big defeat in Lok  Sabha elections.

For the first time, people could connect to a Politician who didn't hesitate to sleep on road as a CM, and got the tag of a Dharna leader.  Not every day we come across a clean politician who aspires to live like an ordinary man by refusing security and other things that are the norm in the politics.

 Is the AAP type of politics relevant in Kashmir? – It is a million dollar question. Arvind Kejriwal has a huge fan following not only in Delhi but also in Jammu & Kashmir.

On 10 February social media was discussing the clean sweeping of Broom on Facebook and twitter in this part of the world also and one could feel that people here were more bothered about the victory of Arvind Kejriwal than the PDP- BJP tie up. 

Jammu and Kashmir is not as easy to manage as any other state and meeting regional aspirations of the state is a huge task. Also the state is the bone of contention between two neighbouring countries, and that makes the things really complex for every politician.

Mr Kejriwal can live up to expectations of the people by risking a confrontation with the centre but here that is a remote possibility. The general feeling among the masses here is that the government in J & K can't seek a confrontation with the centre as it is dependent on it for its financial assistance despite having so many resources which are not tapped to their potential due to various reasons.

The turmoil that has hit the state, and particularly Kashmir Valley, has made the things difficult to manage in this part of the world. Everyone wants peace and every government has it on its agenda at the top, and the concept of a CM who refuses to accept security makes no sense here.

Here a CM can't take the risk of mingling with public like an aam admi so that the people could get the feeling that he is one amongst us.

Keeping the complexity of the state in mind everyone knows that at the moment the Aam Admi type of politics isn't possible here but everyone aspires that the politicians here are as humble as Arvind Kejriwal and co.

People here aspire that the politicians are as disciplined as Aam Admi leaders and no one abuses in assembly or slaps in public rallies. Generally politicians are accused of appearing in their respective assembly segments only for seeking votes and abandoning the people till next election.

It may not be true for every politician and here also we have some honest politicians who are totally focussed on the welfare of the region they represent. It is the dream of every ordinary man that his basic problems are solved in the shortest span of time without wasting his time in the follow up of his case.

The recent flood has put a tough challenge to the new government and hopefully in near future we can again walk on the roads of city without using a mask to avoid the dust. We hope that one day Srinagar would be as developed as Jammu and there are no cries of regional bias in the state.

 Arvind Kejriwal has given a new dimension to the politics and every common man can now dream of serving the people. People here too want that politicians should not be above any law and should be accountable for their actions.  

For dreaming of a revolution like AAP we too have to change. We can't ask our CM to reduce our electricity bills and at the same time indulge in power theft. We have to be mature enough to put the regional and communal aspirations aside and vote for those who deserve to be in power.

We have to learn to be sincere and stop trying to be over smart. We have to change ourselves before dreaming of a government like AAP and a leader like Arvind Kejriwal.  

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